Faculty of Arts


COOKIS 301

Cook Islands Maori Language 3


Description

Students will develop their language skills to an advanced level through examining, discussing and analysing, in Cook Islands Maori, selected oral and written texts in various genres, eg, tuoro`anga (welcome), pe`e (chant), amu mate (funeral chants), ute (ballad), tuatua `enua (history), porokiroki`anga (farewells), tuatua tapu (Scripture), imene pure (hymns), akapapa`anga (genealogy) as a model for their own compositions. They will also study traditional oratory as a means of further expressing the richness of Cook Islands culture and history as exemplified in the writings of a major tumu korero (orator), taking us from the beginning of the cosmos to the prehistoric period in Avaiki and French Polynesia to the early settlement of Rarotonga and the interaction between islands, focusing on the achievements of a major ancestor. In addition, at least one of the outer island dialects will be studied.

Availability 2012

Availability to be advised

Lecturer(s)

TBA

Recommended Reading

Michael P.J. Reilly, War and succession in Mangaia from Mamae’s texts, (The Polynesian Society, 2003)

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

COOKIS 301: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

COOKIS 201 or COOKIS 202

Restrictions

COOKIS 302


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